President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is already experiencing the negative fallout of climate change, which has led to flooding in different parts of the country, as well as encroaching desertification and drought from the northern part.
The President made this observation in Seoul, South Korea, at an audience with the former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon on the sidelines of the First World Bio Summit 2022.
The Nigerian leader expressed delight with the cooperation existing between his country and the Republic of Korea especially in the area of energy supply, citing gas exports to the Asian country.
Describing education as a key investment in addressing unemployment and underdevelopment, the President also noted that health challenges must be equally addressed.
On his part, the former UN Secretary-General, who is the Chair of Ban Ki-Moon Foundation for a Better Future and a strong advocate for Climate Change remediation, sympathised with President Buhari over the flooding, while calling for more investment to improve education, avert environmental degradation and preventive diseases to meet the core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).